All You Need To Know About Tirta Empul Temple
Tirta Empul Temple Bali is one of the Balinese Hindu Temple with holy spring water located at Tampak Siring Village. Tirta Empul Temple is one of the famous Bali Tourist Attractions in the Gianyar Regency.
Tirta Empul Temple is a holy spring water temple located in Tampak Siring Village, Gianyar regency. Furthermore, it is located in the dale and with the hill surrounding it. Meanwhile, there is an Indonesian President’s Palace which has been found by the first president in the west of this temple.
The name of Tirta Empul is loaded in an inscription which is kept at Sakenan Temple, Manukaya village, Sub district of Tampak Siring, about 3 km from Tirta Empul Temple. In this inscription, the Tirta Empul is named by the Tirta Ri Air Hampul and then the name has changed into Tirta Hampul and finally become the Tirta Empul. Tirta Ri air hampul is meaning the water emerges or the holy pool (Petirthan) which is the water emerging from the land.
History of Tirta Empul Temple at Tampak Siring
Firstly, the wellspring that emerges from the land is believed that it is the infinite creation. According to history, that this water source is arranged and sanctified by king Indrajayasinghawarmadewa in the year 882 Saka (960 M). He has given the name Tirta ri air hampul. The data has loaded in the inscription that is located at Sakenan Temple.
Besides of the above epigraphy data, it has also found archaeological omissions like Colossus Yoni, Arca Lion, Tepasana, and Tirta Empul Pool. According to the papyrus of Usana Bali narrated that Tirta Empul is created by Bhatara Indra (Sun Deity) when bearing arms against the king where his palace is located in Bedahulu Countryside. He is known as a very miraculous king who can lose or show suddenly. Therefore, he is named Mayadenawa. Because of its miracle, he becomes arrogant and expresses himself as a god.
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The Mayadenawa King owns the assistant (Patih) which is called Kalawong. He prohibits the people to do the Yadnya (praying to the god). It affects natural disasters, disease epidemics, agriculture failures, and finally miserable life in society. Finally, Indra God gives battle against the kings that happened in Tampak Siring, and then the Mayadenawa is gone to the wall and disappear.
King Mayadenawa has also created poisonous pools which can the team of Bathara Indra to die and faint after drinking this water. And then Bathara Indra sticks the weapon of Umbul-Umbul. Finally, the water is emerging so that is called Tirta Empul. Afterward, it sprinkled on the dead and faint soldiers that made them back to life. Therefore at the moment, this pool of water is sanctified by the Hindu society in Bali and they believe that this water source can heal various diseases.